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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 4, 2009 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dylan, again - is this news

Once again, it was news to me: the new Rolling Stone with Zimmy on the cover says that all but one of the songs on his new record has lyrics by Robert Hunter. Bob & Bob, together again, but can they ever top "The Ugliest Girl In The World"? I think not ...

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: May 4, 2009 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

I read that too - pretty cool connection. I bought this album the day it was released, and once again I love what I hear. I'm a huge fan of the "new" albums (Time Out of Mind and beyond), and in particular Love & Theft, and I'd put this album on par with Modern Times.

Dylan's lyrics are so good anyway, that I would never have guessed that most of this album's lyrics are Hunter's.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 4, 2009 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

Love & Theft is great, and I love how most of those songs have held up live.

I know it's not a popular choice, but I think that my favorite post-70's Dylan record is Oh Mercy (1989). Check it out if you're not familiar with it.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 4, 2009 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

Oh Mercy is a fantastic album. What's wrong with saying that?

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: May 4, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

O Mercy was a great album. That's the one with "The Man In The Long Black Coat" on it.. Great song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuqyNsqx3-g

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 4, 2009 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

I know some major Dylan fanatics who absolutely hate that record because of the production - Daniel Lanois fans they are not. I thought it was a great match. Man In The Long Black Coat is one of Bob's creepiest/saddest songs. The whole record is pretty sad. I love What Was It You Wanted and Shooting Star.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 4, 2009 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

Don't forget the blistering "Everything Is Broken." :)

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Poster: amosearle Date: May 4, 2009 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

That's a great song.
I can't "Lanois all night long", but I do think that's a great album.
I don't have any issues with Lanois, but I can understand how some may be fatigued by some of his signature sound. There's so much out there, though that there's no time for that sort of whining...sort of like the whiners on this forum, seems like.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 4, 2009 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

I like his work on Willie Nelson's "Teatro" album (w/ Emmylou) - I know some folks that dislike it precisely for that Lanois sound.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 4, 2009 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

I personally hink his two solo albums are just as god as anything he produced, especially his first. Oh wait, he has three but I haven't hear the last one.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 4, 2009 7:01pm
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I saw him at N.O. Jazzfest in '87 - he was very good live.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 4, 2009 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

I have nothing against Lanois. I recommend his seminal work with Martha And The Muffins, for instance...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 4, 2009 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

Are you sure he wasn't the production genius behind Mojo Nixon and Skid Ropers' "I Wanna Be Stuffin' Martha's Muffin"?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 4, 2009 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

Only if it features a "mandocello," w/e that is... ;-)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 4, 2009 5:26pm
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Dylan used Brian Stolz (then of Nevilles and who Jer loved to play with) as the guitarist on that album; roughly contemporaneous with when Lanois produced Neville's Yellow Moon.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 4, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan, again - is this news

I thought "Time out of Mind" was spectacular. "Cold Irons Bound" especially. Haven't heard the new one yet but was jazzed to hear he collaborated w/Hunter on the lyrics.